APPENDIX A - MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING

MOU I Certificate Requirements**

MOU I Certificate Requirements**

 

This Memorandum is intended to set out the partiesí understanding of the Corporationís certificate requirements for Chief Officer, Mate (ASTO, Minor and Intermediate Vessels), and Second, Third and Fourth Officer (Crews). Without prejudice to the Corporationís residual right to establish certificate requirements and selection criteria, it is understood that except for regulatory changes or significant changes in the Corporationís operation, the certificate requirements

identified herein shall remain in place for the foreseeable future. It is also understood that should the regulations or operations change, the parties shall meet to discuss the impact of such changes. The parties acknowledge the following:

 

1. The Corporation has set the minimum certificate requirement for a Chief Officer, Large, Northern, Spirit, and Pacific Cat Vessels, and for an ASTO Mate, Minor Vessel at a CN1 certificate (Master Local Voyage). This certificate enables the holder to sail as Master without voyage to tonnage restrictions on the coast of British Columbia. Possession to the

CN1certificate, or its equivalent, permits the holder to be assessed as a Chief Officer on the Large, Northern, Spirit, or Pacific Cat Vessels. The holder shall be eligible for appointment or substitution to the position for which s/he has been successfully assessed.

 

2. The Corporation has set the minimum certificate requirement for Second, Third, and Fourth Officers, (except Second Officer, Staffing Pool and Second Officer, Northern Vessel), at a Watch Keeping Mate certificate (WKM). This certificate enables the holder to sail as a Second Officer. Possession of the WKM certificate, or its equivalent, permits

the holder to be assessed as a Second Officer (except Second Officer, Staffing Pool or Second Officer, Northern Vessel), Third, or Fourth Officer. The holder shall be eligible for appointment or substitution to the position for which s/he has been successfully assessed.

 

3. The Corporation has set the minimum certificate requirement for a Second Officer, Northern Vessel at the CN11 certificate (Mate Local Voyage). Possession of the CN11 certificate, or its equivalent, permits the holder to be assessed as a Second Officer, Northern Vessel. The holder shall be eligible for appointment or substitution to the position for which s/he has been successfully assessed.

 

4. The Corporation has set the minimum certificate requirement for a Mate, Minor and Mate, Intermediate Vessel at a Watch Keeping Mate Ferry Mate Long Run Endorsed certificate (WKM-E). This certificate enables the holder to sail as a Mate of a ferry on the coast of British Columbia without voyage or tonnage restrictions. Possession of the WKM-E

certificate, or its equivalent, permits the holder to be assessed for a Mate, Minor or Mate, Intermediate Vessel. The holder shall be eligible for appointment or substitution to the position for which s/he has been successfully assessed.

 

5. An employee who has successfully assessed, cleared, and who has substituted as Chief Officer with a CN11-E or WKM-E certificate, as of October 9, 1998, shall continue to be eligible for substitution as Chief Officer, Large, Spirit, or Northern Vessel, at her/his present point of assembly. These employees shall also be eligible for appointment as

Mate, Minor or Mate, Intermediate Vessel. These employees shall be eligible for substitution at other points of assembly, or to be appointed as Chief Officer, Large, Spirit, or Northern Vessels on completion of the CN1 certificate, (Master Local Voyage), or its equivalent. These employees shall not be further assessed for Chief Officer, provided the

employee has continued to periodically substitute as a Chief Officer, Large, Spirit, or Northern Vessel and provided the CN1 certificate, or its equivalent, has been obtained within four (4) years following October 9, 1998. This protection shall not apply to substitution or appointments as Chief Officer on Pacific Cat Vessels.

 

6. An employee who has been successfully assessed, cleared and who has substituted as Second Officer, Northern Vessel with a WKM-E certificate, as of October 9, 1998, shall continue to be eligible for substitution as Second Officer, Northern Vessel, on routes 10, 11 and 40. These employees must periodically substitute as Second Officer, Northern

Vessel, and must obtain a CN11 certificate, or its equivalent, within four (4) years following October 9, 1998, in order to maintain this eligibility. These employees shall also be eligible for substitution or appointment as Second Officer, Large, or Spirit Vessel and as Mate, Minor or Mate, Intermediate Vessel. This protection shall not apply to substitution or appointments as Second Officer, Staffing Pool or Second Officer on Pacific Cat Vessels.

 

7. An employee who has been successfully assessed as Chief Officer, Large or Spirit Vessel, with a WKM-E or CN11-E certificate, who has not been cleared or who has not substituted as Chief Officer, Large, or Spirit Vessel, shall not be eligible for substitution on those vessels. These employees are eligible for appointment as Mate, Minor and Mate,

Intermediate Vessel. The assessment that has been successfully completed for the position of Chief Officer, Large, or Spirit Vessel shall be recognized provided the employee has obtained a CN1 certificate, or its equivalent, within four (4) years following October 9, 1998. Those employees who wish to become eligible for substitution or appointment to

the position of Chief Officer, Large, or Spirit Vessel shall be required to successfully complete a further assessment based on incremental revisions to the selection criteria.

 

8. An employee who has been successfully assessed and appointed to the position of Second Officer, Northern Vessel with a WKM-E certificate as of October 9, 1998 shall continue in this position and shall be eligible for appointment to other vessels as Second Officer.

 

9. Should any of the certificates listed herein be renamed by Transport Canada, the equivalent certificate without restriction on tonnage or voyage on the coast of British Columbia, shall be recognized.